Archive for the ‘Project’ Category

Poor Man’s Humidor Humidification Sticks

Posted: 8th September 2013 by YardGnome
Categories: 1 Star, Project, Useful

    Here is a project for the cigar smoker who doesn’t like paying a premium price for retail humidification products. It makes use of tubes or small containers you may already have lying around the house. I like “Zipfizz” powdered energy drink containers because they are similar in diameter cigars and lay right among […]

Handy Disc Keeper

Posted: 14th October 2011 by YardGnome
Categories: 1 Star, Useful
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        This is a simple but useful way to keep a CD or DVD handy, by clipping it to the side of your computer or the side or back of your monitor.

Pringles Can Speaker Mod

Posted: 28th August 2011 by YardGnome
Categories: 2 Stars, Mod/hack, Project
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      Pringles is giv­ing away free speak­ers that fit a Pringle can for pur­chas­ing 4 cans before 10/31/11. This mod improves the sound by reducing the can’s volume and tilts the speaker to aim at the lis­tener instead of straight up or lay­ing down; great for setting on the bathroom counter while shaving […]

Pringle Can Speaker Mod Video

Posted: 27th August 2011 by YardGnome
Categories: 2 Stars, Mod/hack, Note

Pringles is giving away free speakers that fit a Pringle can for purchasing 4 cans before 10/31/11. This mod improves the sound and tilts the speaker to aim at the listener instead of straight up or laying down. Free, detailed, instructions are here. Update (June 28, 2012): Pringles is run­ning the pro­mo­tion again this year, […]

Mouse Trap Booby Trap video

Posted: 18th May 2011 by YardGnome
Categories: 1 Star, Fun, Note

The Mouse Trap Booby Trap detailed instructions have been posted. Or, if you would rather watch a video of how to make one, here you go:

Mouse Trap Booby Trap

Posted: 8th May 2011 by YardGnome
Categories: 1 Star, Fun, Project

      This is a fun device which uses a mouse trap to set off a firework “burglar alarm”. It can be placed out of sight near where someone will disturb the trip string and – BAM! Watch them jump! A video overview of these instructions is here.